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March 16, 2018

Quit Smoking the Easy Way Part 1

xsmokingI am happy to report that last January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three.

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness online course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”


February 28, 2018

Meditation – Our Custom Chakra Healing Meditation

After looking through most of the Chakra Meditation video’s on YouTube we found nothing matched the way we were taught and in many cases we have made our own custom meditations when it comes to Chakra’s.  All the other meditations other than the Chakra meditations work great with my custom meditations.  If they work for you, then by all means continue using what you like and creating your own versions.  In 20 years of Chakra Meditation we can’t think of an instance when we meditated on one Chakra for an hour.  When doing a Reiki Session, yes, but not for our own self meditations.  They also use the Seven Chakra structure and we use the Nine Chakra structure.  Also the start from the Root Chakra and go up the body, we go from the Stellar Gateway (Above head – 12” above the Soul Star Chakra) and go down the body.  So we are going to share with you our custom meditation that we use for balancing our Chakra’s.  We don’t meditate on one because our logic is, if your going to spend the time you might as well do all the Chakra’s and usually, the Chakra you believe is out of balance isn’t the one.  If you focus on the one, then when your done your still out of balance.

Because we believe that keeping our Chakra’s in balance is part of our being.  In the Universe it’s all about energy and that Chakra’s are energy centers within our body.  Each Chakra has a meaning and its own color / frequency.  If you are interested in the creation and details about them, we invite you to search out the hundreds of links out on the web.  Use an open mind and don’t’ assume what the article says is correct.  Used your intuition and if it doesn’t feel right, move on.  You can also email us (Right side “contact us”) and we will answer your questions the best we can.

Our custom meditation is visualization in conjunction with mindfulness breathing.  As you will see, we don’t use the colors of each Chakra, and in order to test the balance of each, we visualize a one hand clock and if the hand is at twelve, then the Chakra is in balance.  If not at twelve, then we focus our energy on the Chakra until the hand reaches twelve.  Our ideal position is sitting in a chair with our feel firmly planted on the floor/ground, hands on each leg above knee.  Prone is next, but use whatever is comfortable for you.  If you can find a quiet place then that is a good thing too.  So here we go…..

Playing in the background is the Buddhist Bells – Buddhist Bowls

Take three deep breaths and relax your muscles with each breath.  Breathe in positive energy and exhale the negative energy.

Relax for a minute or two doing the mindfulness breath through your nose to get to a fairly clear mind.

Visualize a bright light about 18 inches above your head.  This is the “Stellar Gateway” which brings in a white and gold energy.  We call this the “God Energy”. This is the only color we use.

About six inches below the Stellar Gateway and six inches about your head is the Soul Star Chakra.  Visualize the Stellar Gateway feeding the God Energy to the Soul Star.

Visualize a Lotus Flower on top of your head with the petals opening and this is your Crown Chakra.  The God energy flows to the Crown Chakra from the Soul Star.  Check the balance of the Crown Chakra and if in balance move on.  As you move down your body visualize the God Energy filling the inside of your body down to the DNA level.

Third Eye Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Throat Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance. As you move the energy down, visualize the energy flowing through both arms down to your hands as you continue.

Heart Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Solar Plexus) is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Sacral Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Root Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Visualize the God Energy flowing down both legs to you feet and then 12-18 inches below your feet, the Earth Star Chakra. (Some call this the “Super Root”)

When the Earth Star is in balance, visualize the God Energy flowing into Mother Earth like a river.  (We take care of Mother Earth for all).

When we complete Mother Earth send, we visualize sending the God Energy from the Heart Chakra out to the Universe for all to use as required.


If you lose your focus during, go back to the mindfulness breathing until you get your focus back.  You can also choose to use the Chakra colors and or frequency as a different way.

If you have any questions please send an email with “RE:  God Energy Meditation”.

We have nothing more to add except to all of you out there in cyber-land thank you and many blessings.



February 19, 2018

Meditation – Words Matter

Before we start this post we invite you to meditate with us as we create this post.  Please skip down if you choose not too.

We are going to start by taking three deep breaths.  Breath in love energy, out goes the negative energy.  let go tension on each in breath.  Relax.

Then from You-Tube we selected the following meditation – PURE POSITIVE ENERGY VIBES (click)

As we start our meditation we are sure to breath in and out through our nose and we will set this as our main rhythm throughout the meditation.  Even when we focus on sending intentions, if a thought other than our intention enters our mind, we go back to our breathing rhythm though our nose until the thought passes (And it will in a few seconds) and then return to sending our intention.

In past posts we have mentioned how important words are and this especially applies to the words we use when we are meditating.  When we meditate and describe in our thoughts what we wish to accomplish its important we use positive words or what you will get back is negative responses from the Universe.  When we meditate we are sending out our requests to the Universe and after it’s sent, we release the thought and continue meditation.  Right this minute we are totally in the moment and fully focused on each word/letter of this post.  You, my friend, are important to us and we look to help you in any way get to living your dream and live it in total bliss.  (Feeling the positive energy vibes).

Words like “try”, “need”,  and “should” are replaced by “We choose”, “We will”, and “We can”, etc.  We use the word “We” to define that we are working together with the Universe to accomplish our intention. When you say “I can’t find the time to meditate”, choose to change the wording to “I will find the time to mediate and I choose to following my plan to meditate everyday.”  Then let it go, and continue in the moment of being in the “now”.

If you are meditating on letting go of stress be sure to notice your breathing and the pleasant/relaxing sound coming from the video.  Continue letting go of the negative tension on the out breath.

Yesterday we were watching the NASCAR Daytona Five Hundred Mile Race mainly to notice what kind of words the commentators  were using and we were pleasantly surprised to hear only positive vibes.  Even when describing something in the past that might have been negative, they turned it in to a positive vibe.  Then Jeff Gordon (Get add on to the cometary team) said something that we constantly talk about and is where we aspire to be.  Jeff was describing what it’s like to be a driver and he said, “If there is an interruption during the race, when the race restarts the driver must be back in the moment because if he lets that interruption cling and nag him, then his driving will suffer until he gets back to the moment.”   We believe that this applies to your life also.  Right now as we type this post, if something interrupts, we stop and get back to the moment before we continue.  What brings us back is going back to our breathing rhythm before continuing.

Jeff’s comment also reminds us that the “cling and nag” also applies to thoughts from the past.  Here is our true meaning of being in the moment – The future and the past are illusions, they are thoughts, and our only reality in in the moment.  When we are with someone or alone we are in the moment.  And in the moment means we are one with the Universe.

We have nothing to add right now except to thank everyone for stopping by to read our post.  If you are meditating please kick back and continue.  It does take some practice, but the rewards are beyond your wildest dreams (Our experience).  Enjoy….

October 5, 2017

Meditation – Misc Stuff

Right off we want to say to the reader that anything we say here take with a grain of salt.  We are sharing our experience and if something we say doesn’t sit well with you then forget it or figure out a different way of doing something. For example, when we first started reading about meditation most of the “so-called experts” said to sit cross-legged, back straight, head tilted slightly done, hand in lap, and thumb and point finger touching.  This position made my back hurt after several minutes, or we would be concentrating on keeping a correct position that we could not focus.

“Our #1 suggestion – your meditation position is whatever position you feel comfortable in.”

I changed to sitting in a chair with my feet planted on the floor and my arms where they felt good, usually on my lap. My feet on the floor gave me grounding and if we were passing healing energy through our body we made sure to send some healing energy to mother earth through our Foot Chakra.  Mother Earth gets enough abuse by the inconsiderate anti-earth people she can use all the healing energy we can send. Most of the time we place my hands open on my upper legs so to complete a “circuit” of energy flow. These days we are usually sending energy throughout our body or to someone else who has asked for some Reiki Healing Energy.  If you’re not using energy then just get comfortable, even by laying down.  There are no rules, nothing is etched in stone.  If you wish to hang from a chandelier, then hang from the chandelier if that makes you comfortable.

The videos we post are to be used as assistance to your meditation.  We focus on the sound and choose to become one with the sound when fully focused. Which means the sound is effortlessly flowing though our body along with the energy we are sending.  If the video distracts you then don’t use it.  When we first started we focused on the flame of a candle, or a light down up in the sky, or just about anything that caught our eye.  Or just close your eyes, it’s as simple as that. Visualization is a big part of some meditations so closing your eyes helps in the beginning.

Now sitting there reading this take a deep breath, no so deep you pass out, but a fairly deep breath.  When you let the breath out feel the tension in your body flowing out with your breath.  Breath in positive energy and sit for a few seconds enjoying the release of tension.  Then take another deep breath and let go more tension. Feel it gushing out of your body and enjoy the feeling.  No one more and this time get ride of the tension in your shoulders on the out breath.  Yes, feel it leaving and taking what was left out of your body.  Sit an relax.  Nice huh?  So out breath goes the negative energy and the in breath is positive energy (we use love).  This is the basics of a mindfulness meditation process.  Normally breath and focus on the in-breath and out-breath.  When we say focus you choose to get to a point where that is all that is, your breath in and out.  We call this “being in the moment, nothing else exists.  The past and the future are illusions and this is our only reality.” We are deep in to our soul level and totally at peace with all there is.  Starting out you might not get deep in, but practice the breathing.  If during the breathing a thought come to mind.  Notice the thought, sit with it, because you know it will pass shortly as most thoughts do, and when it passes continue breathing.  If it does not pass, what we do is talk to it.  Yes we talk to the thought basically to recognize it or some might say to honor it.  Our purpose is determine why it is visiting us and just about every-time once we determine why it moves on and does not come back.

This is how we handled all the urges to smoke when we quit smoking.  The thought was an urge to smoke based on a certain event, and we basically greeted the urge and said to the urge “We usually go smoke a cigarette when you come along but today we are going to continue our breathing meditation.  You are welcome to hang around, but we will not pay any attention to you.”  After a few seconds the urge would pass and the next time the same event that triggered the urge came along we did not get the urge to smoke.   (It’s been 4 years and 10 months since our last cigarette)  See out quit smoking post for more.

This is all for today and we urge you all out there in cyber-land to practice every chance you get.  If you are driving be sure not to close your eyes, but you can still breath and when the police pull you over for swerving and have to take the DUI sobriety test, you can laugh at yourself BUT be sure to stay in the moment.

We hope all of you get something out of what we reported and we will be setting up our email soon so we can take questions or comments.  Love, Light, and Peace to all of you along with many blessings.

We have nothing else right now so “PEACE”.

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